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Burlington Estate, Portland

Jamaica


History

Information obtained by the Center for the Study of Legacies of British Slave-ownership at University College London:

Rum was distilled on the domain 'Burlington Estate, Portland' at least between 1779 and 1792.


Daily Gleaner (Jamaica), January 2, 1880

In consequence of the death of one of the Parties interested, BURLINGTON ESTATE in the Parish of Portland.

[...]

Estimated to yield 200 Hogsheads Sugar and 200 Puncheons Rum, equivalent to two and half casks per acre, and such is the RICH character of the Soil that frequently three casks of Sugar and Rum are the yield per acre.

[Source: Jamaican Family Search, cited 2019]



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